Thursday, February 13, 2014


This is one of the easiest waffle recipes I've ever found. Most recipes call for an overnight refrigeration, but really who has time for that? I don't think about breakfast until I wake up and certainly have little to no self-control if I were to make batter the night before. ;) This recipe is quick, easy, and uses ingredients everyone should have in their kitchen, if say, one would be stuck inside under emergency precautions due to a blizzard. It's definitely sure to warm up your bellies on a cold, wintry morning.

Adapted from: Joy of Baking
Yields: 6-7 waffles

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 Tbsp granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted

Preheat waffle maker. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. In a separate bowl mix the egg, milk, vanilla, and butter. Add egg mixture to dry mixture and mix just until uniform throughout.

Spray waffle iron with cooking spray if needed. Pour enough batter into iron to cover 1-2 mm above iron and level out with fork. Close the lid and cook according to waffle iron specifications. I cooked until the light on my machine indicated they were done cooking, about 3-4 minutes.

Monday, January 6, 2014

Bacon, Egg, and Toast Cups, revisited

This is a recipe I've made and posted in the past, but I wanted to revisit it. It deserves a much needed revamped picture and is so delicious and easy that it needs to be known. I love these little cups because they have all of your breakfast necessities in one: dairy, protein, and bacon. (All of the important food groups.) Haha. But seriously, they are so delicious you will want to make more than 6 if you plan on sharing. They tend to go fast and are very addicting!

Bacon, Egg and Toast Cups
Adapted from: Annie's Eats, originally The Noshery

6 pieces of bread
6 bacon slices
4-5 eggs (beaten if you like scrambled eggs)
shredded cheese
salt and pepper

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Meanwhile, cook bacon on medium-high heat for about 6-8 minutes on each side to slightly cook (you still want them to be flexible). Place bacon on plate with paper towels to cool. While the bacon is cooling, cut out a 3-inch round out of the bread slices.

Take the bacon pieces and wrap them around the edges of the bread. Then, place the round bread pieces in each of 6 greased muffin cups so that it forms a little bowl. Note: The bread WILL stay in the muffin cups since it's not toasted yet. I was somewhat skeptical of that. Next, pour the egg into it until it almost fills up and sprinkle with cheese on top. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the egg is done (will not be liquid anymore).

Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately!